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WipeFile v2.4

webfork on 15 Dec 2015
  • 920KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

WipeFile is a secure file and folder deletion utility, overwriting data to prevent later recovery. Although most users will only require a standard 1-pass wipe, the program supports 14 different wipe methods, including high-security military standards. Higher security settings involve overwriting the data multiple times, which is dramatically slower.

For full drive wiping, the developer makes available an also portable WipeDisk program.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application Folder
Dependencies: Win 95/98 requires MSVBVM60.DLL and MSCOMCTL.OCX to run. The former should be available by default on WinME, 2K and XP.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract (using a program like PeaExtractor) to a folder of your choice. Launch WipeFile.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Blank and Secure, WipeDisk
What's new? The changelog for this application is available in the German version:
http://www.gaijin.at/dlwipefile.php#changelog
Latest comments
mondou on 2013-07-28 09:56

This utility has simple and nice interface but I found a bug: it can't delete a file with asian name (eg: japanese). I got warning message: "Not all files / directories have been removed."

Ganamyde on 2013-09-23 13:27

Your right, it doesn't seem to support Unicode.
Sucks :/

mik.y on 2014-02-17 09:30

Yeah, unicode support must be one of the first features in such a app:/

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WipeDisk v1.3

Ennovy on 23 Apr 2014
  • 887KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Gaijin

WipeDisk is a tool for secure wiping of hard disks (both logical and physical), USB memory sticks, and floppy disks to prevent file recovery. Although the "Low 1x" setting should be sufficient for most security needs, it supports 14 wiping methods for very high security, including US Navy, Airforce, DoD, and NATO standards.

The developer also makes a program for individual files WipeFile.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the RAR package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch WipeDisk.exe.
What's new? The changelog for this application is available in the German version only:
http://www.gaijin.at/dlwipedisk.php#changelog
Latest comments
guillermo on 2010-02-26 22:42

Great tool. Used it to wipe a usb drive that had a iso image of chromeOS in another partition and worked like a charm.

Michael0001 on 2010-09-23 02:08

can you specify the wipe string...you know just in case some one uses a low level disk editor to read the disk...just a little message for those folks?

Dave on 2010-11-16 20:57

Can it be run from a bootable USB Flash Drive

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UltraShredder v4.9

Checker on 22 Dec 2013
  • 271KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Kenny

UltraShredder deletes sensitive files by overwriting them with random characters, making them very difficult to recover. Uniquely, the program can overwrite a customizable number of times from a minimum of 2 up to 20.

Supports drag-and-drop.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ultrashredder.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WipeFile
What's new?
  • Fixed stay on top bug.
Latest comments
Midas on 2013-11-14 10:28

UltraShredder remains an interesting wiping option for sheer simplicity and ease of use.

Of the two alternatives mentioned here, WipeFile doesn't support Unicode as well and has additional dependencies, and non-DotNET Eraser leaves traces in the system and is no longer being developed -- I guess the current best fast option in this category might be SofwareOK's Blank and Secure...

Blank and Secure: http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1691

Eraser: http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=267
WipeFile: http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1167

webfork on 2013-11-22 23:06

Nice, but doesn't wipe folders. Also Softpedia had a more reliable download: http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/UltraShredder-Download-36226.html

I am Baas on 2013-11-23 02:15

"Nice, but doesn't wipe folders. Also Softpedia had a more reliable download: http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/UltraShredder-Download-36226.html"

Que?

What's wrong with the current DL link?

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DPWipe v1.1 Updated

webfork on 16 May 2016
  • 387KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by AlephX

DPWipe is a tiny drag-and-drop secure wipe program for files and folders. It supports normal delete (not secure), single overwrite, DoD wipe (US Department of Defense 5220.22-compliant wiping), and Gutmann's method (35-pass).

Note: Multiple wipe actions are progressively slower. All but the most security-minded users should only need single overwrite.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download dpwipe_new.zip, unzip, extract the installer to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete $PLUGINSDIR
  3. Launch DPWIPER.exe
What's new?
  • More secure wipe added.
  • Some improvements.
  • Optional progress bar.
Latest comments
morg on 2009-02-24 15:16

"did you" even :)

Midas on 2013-11-14 10:22

DPWipe screenshot is outdated... (http://www.paehl.de/pro/DPWIPER.jpg)

Wolfghost on 2013-11-14 13:39

@Midas
Updated :)

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Mareew Free Eraser v1.1.3

webfork on 19 Apr 2014

Mareew Free Eraser wipes the content of the files and metadata, making private data and sensitive information completely unrecoverable.

File systems supported: NTFS 4 and 5, FAT16, FAT32, and VFAT file systems.

Category:
System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware. Site claims to be GPL'd but source is not present.
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Move the files located in $INSTDIR to a folder of your choice
  3. Launch Mareew Free Eraser.exe